Meeting Minutes – Friends of Shibden Park 14 May 2018

The Friends of Shibden Park Group held met on Monday 14 May where they discussed projects such as the filming of ‘Gentleman Jack’, the Climbing Rocks Project an application for support in tree planting and discussion on the demand for duck food.

The minutes from the meeting also include details of upcoming events.

See what was discussed online here…

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Friends of Shroggs Park – Group Meeting Tuesday 22 May

Get Involved with your Park at the Friends of Shroggs Park Group meeting Tuesday 22 May, 6:30pm  at St. George House, Lee Mount, Halifax.

  • Do you have any issues or concerns about Shroggs Park?
  • Do you have an idea on how to improve the park?
  • Do you want to be involved in shaping the future of the park?
  • Would you like to be part of the ‘Friends of Shroggs Park’ group?

Come and find out what’s happening in the park. For further information contact Tony King,  Ward Coordinator North East Halifax Neighbourhood team on 0300 555 0266 or email tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk

Family Fun Day at West View Park

There will be a Family Fun Day at West View Park on Saturday 14 July, 12:00pm-4:00pm.

There will be lots of activities for you and your family with a Mobile Cave, Face-painting and a Children’s Entertainer.

As usual there will be music, food and fun stalls, pony rides and Lion Learners.

FREE ENTRY!!!

For further information ring Heather or Tony on 0300 555 0266.

To book a stall, complete and return the form (DOC or PDF) to tony.king@calderdale.gov.uk

 

Parkruns in Calderdale

Winter is upon us and you may not feel like getting out and being Active Calderdale in the cold, but there is still a lot you can do in the garden. Being active will make you feel good physically and mentally and keep you warm too!

Another great way to be active with your friends, family and grandchildren is to take part in ‘parkrun’ and here’s a bit of information that might be news to you.

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs all over the world. They are open to everyone, totally free, organised by a group of local volunteers, held in pleasant parkland surroundings and everyone whether young or old, male or female, fit or unfit, able-bodied or not is always welcome. It’s not about racing, it’s about running at your own pace.

We have 2 parkruns in Calderdale, one at Shroggs Park in Halifax and the other at Wellholme Park in Brighouse. Both start at 9am every Saturday. We also have a new Junior parkrun starting at Wellholme Park in Brighouse on Sunday 17 December at 9am. Junior parkrun is a 2k run for juniors aged 4-14 years old and will take place on Sunday mornings at 9am.

For further information please click on the links below:

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/halifax/

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brighouse/

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brighouse-juniors/

Tree Planting at Beechwood Park

On Tuesday 5 December, Friends of Beechwood Park met with Chris Sutcliffe of the Calderdale MBC Countryside & Woodlands Service and some of his volunteers to plant some new trees in Beechwood Park.

Beechwood Park is one of Calderdale’s best kept secrets!

This Local Nature Reserve and urban park is situated off Beechwood Drive within walking distance of a number of schools in North Halifax and as you may be aware it used to be home to an army camp.

It’s not all nature though, this park offers great facilities to cater for all ages and preferences including parks, football pitches, a bike track, crown green bowls and for those of you who enjoy working out, you can find some fantastic gym style equipment dotted around.

If you head up towards the more wooded area of the reserve (Tar Hill) you may even be fortunate enough to spot a member of the Roe Deer family that reside there so be sure to have a camera with you on your next visit just in case.

Beechwood Park also has a Friends Group consisting of local residents who work tirelessly to keep improving this outstanding place with litter picks and other beneficial activities.

If you are interested in being part of the Friends of Beechwood Park Group, call Tony King or Dan Marham on 01422 255402 for information and dates of future meetings.